Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Kraftin' Kimmie for Cute Card Thursday
This is a card for a friend who's had lots of little things going wrong. The image is Lily Lemon, by Kraftin' Kimmie, and there's a fantastic text, 'When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.'
Now, it's taken me a while to get used to Anne Rodriguez style, but I finally decided I do like them, they're quirky and elegant (both things I'm not!!) So you may see one or two more of them over the next weeks! Well, I have a birthday coming up, and part of the fun is writing out a long and extravagant wishlist: the 21st Century's equivalent of window shopping!
The terrific sketch is this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge and it's a corker! The papers are Cosmo Cricket 'Togetherness' which is a collection with a great '50s vibe!
The flowers are Prima e-line, with a gem from Paperchase in the middle, and again the Magnolia flower die was used for a base. The swirl under that is a Marianne die.
The ribbon, which is nice and shimmery irl, was tied round a pack of card blanks from The Works. I stickled the lemons on Lily's dress and hair, but didn't add any more bling because I wanted Lily to be the focus. (I love how she's twirling her hair round one finger!
My only problem was she was a pain to stamp because I kept getting blank spots where the ink didn't transfer properly. I need more practice with thin rubber lol! (Ooo, Matron!!!) That said, she was a joy to colour.
Anyway, I hope you like it, and thanks for looking!
luv, Mags x
Promarkers: Honeycomb, Vanilla; Blush, Dusky Pink, Pastel Pink; Canary, Mustard, Pear Green, Pine; Duck Egg